Cold War Gone Hot at Brixham 2022
Warpac vs NATO
Having been inspired by the release of Cold War Commander v2 by Pendraken recently, I remembered that I had a number of photos of a big CWC game we played in Brixham last winter, just after the Brixham Classic ADLG competition, so I decided to drop them into a web page and offer them up to you now!
This was back in November 2021, long before the prospect of an actual shooting war in Europe had reared its ugly head again, and so was a tractor-free textbook 1980's Warpac invading NATO scenario aimed at getting as many little tanks on table as possible
The game was played lengthways on a 9' x 4' table, with the Warpac rolling on and trying to overrun a defence in depth NATO defensive line
The stuff is 1/300th, so is mostly the textbook H&R, some old Skytrex, perhaps some Scotia Grendel and a handful of expensive GHQ bits and bobs in there somewhere too
Looking down the table at the start line, the Warsaw Pact armoured formations are massing ready to go
The initial NATO line is behind the broad road that crossed the table at the T junction
The battle of course starts with a Warpac smoke and artillery barrage on where they have correctly guessed the first line of NATO resistance will be
A Marder, in NATO 3-tone cammo, is the first vehicle to be brewed up, much to the concern of the West German infantry who once called it home
They are just about safe for the time being behind a hedge
However, walking home is now part of their best-case future plan
As the smoke clears, because this is Old School Cold War, the NATO forces call in a heavyweight Luftwaffe F4 Phantom to try and blunt the tide of Soviet-built armour
The Warpac forces are already reaching the first line of defence as they keep pushing on through the NATO AT fire
Nothing apart from poor dice rolls can stop them!
This is starting to look like very close range shooting indeed from the Soviet tank formation
They even have the advantage of higher ground as they crest a rise and look down on the NATO forces below
NATO has now pretty much surrendered the first line of defence, and is regrouping further back on what may well be pre-planned positions
Suddenly there is a lot more ground for the Warpac forces to cover, under the sights of NATO tank guns
The Warpac answer is to call up the Hinds - low flying helos zoom over their own tanks and unleash rockets and missiles at the NATO armour
The combined British/West German battlegroup has its own answer to that
An MBB 105 ulneashes some serious TOW at the Russians
A10 Tankbuster Time!
The Gepard waits for more Russian air power to appear
The warpac forces carry on regardless, driving through all types of terrain to try and close the range on the superior NATO tanks
Time to regroup as the T72's and 80's join the fray
No lurking Ukranian farmers to trouble them here
But, with the Warpac attack starting to run out of steam, and with the second wave of Soviet-made armour still some distance away the pub beckons and we call it a day
A good run out for the CWC rules, and a nice taster for the upgraded new version too I hope
Other stuff I've painted in 1/300th
That's the end - so why not go back to the Match Reports Index and read some more reports?